The Jazz Society of Oregon proudly presents the 2016 Cathedral Park Jazz Festival. The longest running FREE Jazz festival west of the Mississippi River, CPJF celebrates its 36th year with three days of world class music, beginning Friday night with dynamic Blues, R&B and Soul and continuing Saturday and Sunday with multiple styles of Jazz in all its glory. Keep checking our website to see who is performing this year.

The stage is situated in a natural amphitheater with a backdrop of the beautiful Willamette River to the west and the mighty St. John’s Bridge overhead. The lush green, beautifully maintained festival grounds are the perfect place to bring a picnic or to purchase delicious offerings available from our food vendors. You are welcome to spread a blanket or set up low profile beach chairs in the grassy bowl in front of the stage. City regulations prohibit alcohol in the park, however, alcohol may be enjoyed adults 21 and over in our shady beer garden with full view of the stage.

Our sponsorship tent will be situated on the crest of the bowl this year, giving CPJF patrons a perfect view of the stage, as well as a chance for them to see and be seen. We have several cash and in-kind sponsorship opportunities available, just click on the Participate tab for more information.

Celebrating the Cathedral Park and St. John’s communities is a major focus of this festival and neighborhood groups will have information booths promoting local businesses and philanthropic organizations.

CPJF recognizes the growing hunger problem in our area and has added a food drive to benefit area food banks. The sad facts are that 270,000 people in Oregon eat meals from emergency food boxes each month, and 34 percent of those receiving emergency food are children. Those numbers are unacceptable to us, and in an effort to help make a difference, the CPJF has added a food drive this year. Barrels to collect donated non-perishable food items will be placed throughout the grounds and information on how else to help will also be available. Help us help, one barrel at a time…

The Jazz Society of Oregon Board of Directors and the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival Committee sincerely thank the past sponsors, vendors, purveyors and volunteers who have helped make this festival happen each year and we look forward to working with you again this year to make this wonderful festival happen again.

See you in July!